Workplace noise measurement and assessment
based on ISO 1999:2013 .
According to Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 229 of 2007) employers have a legal duty to protect the safety and health of employees from all noise-related risks at work. If there are reasonable grounds for believing that the exposure exceeds the lower exposure action values, a risk assessment shall be made which may include noise measurements.
Measurement of noise level and workers' noise exposure is the most important part of noise control program and hearing conservation. It helps identify noisy locations, employees who may be affected, requirements for additional noise measurements, as well as make decision what hearing protection equipment should be used.
Assessment of exposure to noise using noise dosimeters
based on ISO 1999.
Noise dosimeter is the small badge noise meter designed to be worn during all or part of the day as personal monitor in order to check worker personal exposure level.
Where it is difficult to get close to employees with traditional sound-level meter, as in the case of forklift operators, or where workers are exposed to many different noise levels over the course of the day, the only way to monitor precisely an individual's exposure to noise is using noise dosimeter.
Office noise measurement and assessment
based on PN-N 01307.
Inside working spaces noise can adversely affect productivity, morale, motivation, teamwork and health. In offices, research shows that noise leads to reduced productivity, stress, unwillingness to help and communicate and other undesirable effects.
In the case of any doubts about noise affecting employees and team performance office noise measurement and assessment can help to find solution for the problem.